Public Works PS El Maawy Dies In South Africa After Al Shabaab Attack

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Mariam El Maawy, principal secretary Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development.

el maawyPrincipal Secretary Public Works Mariam El Maawy is dead.

The PS was undergoing treatment in South Africa following an attack by the Al Shabaab in July.

Ms El Maawy was abducted at Milihoi along the Mpeketoni-Lamu road where she was shot in the shoulder and legs.

The Public Works PS lost her nephew, a trainee pilot during the attack.

She was rescued by a team of Kenya Defense Forces and the General Service Unit, some of whom lost their lives and others abducted.

She was rushed to the Mpeketoni Hospital and later airlifted to Nairobi for treatment.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the deceased as a dedicated public servant, an accomplished architect and a patriot.

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”She established a successful practice, which she led for many years, but she never allowed her work to get in the way of public service. Whether serving as a council member at Mombasa Polytechnic, or leading efforts to conserve Mombasa’s architectural heritage, she found ways to put her knowledge and skill at the service of her community,” Kenyatta said.

The President has said that the PS will be remembered for her warmth, and her quiet, firm dedication to serving Kenyans to the very best of her ability.

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